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    has just kinda popped out of your (or someone else's) mouth and stuck?

    We're not talking show names or even nicknames. More like pet names or silly names that somehow describe the beastie.

    Case in point: Merry was riding my dear sweet Toppy the other day and he was being more of a knuckleheaded goofball than usual (there was a bit of chill in the air, particularly for California! ). Anyway, as she goes by, she tells our coach and me: "Just look at him. What a Dorkamer Schmerd."

    "WHAT?!?!?" Coach and I chorused.

    "Dorkamer Schmerd. You know, even worse than a dork. He's just totally dorking around. A complete Dorkamer Schmerd."

    So, that is why dear sweet Toppy is often now called Dorkamer Schmerd. In public, even. Like at horse shows.

    Your horse's "whoops" name and the story behind it is??
    Congratulate me! My CANTER cutie is an honor student at Goofball University!
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    has just kinda popped out of your (or someone else's) mouth and stuck?

    We're not talking show names or even nicknames. More like pet names or silly names that somehow describe the beastie.

    Case in point: Merry was riding my dear sweet Toppy the other day and he was being more of a knuckleheaded goofball than usual (there was a bit of chill in the air, particularly for California! ). Anyway, as she goes by, she tells our coach and me: "Just look at him. What a Dorkamer Schmerd."

    "WHAT?!?!?" Coach and I chorused.

    "Dorkamer Schmerd. You know, even worse than a dork. He's just totally dorking around. A complete Dorkamer Schmerd."

    So, that is why dear sweet Toppy is often now called Dorkamer Schmerd. In public, even. Like at horse shows.

    Your horse's "whoops" name and the story behind it is??
    Congratulate me! My CANTER cutie is an honor student at Goofball University!

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    • #3
      My friend refers to her surprise horse (new mare was pregnant) as "Boogerbutt". Kind of self-explanitory, when you think about it...
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      • #4
        "Dorkus malorkus" is a common one for me to use. :P

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        • #5
          Oh, I am so the worst for that. My old pone pone goes by the name "Rebel". Or at least some of the time. The rest of the time it's "ebelreb". That's DMK piglatin for Rebel apparently.

          But the one that slipped out and stuck? That's my big guy. First of all, he's all boy. Apparently someone forgot to tell him he was gelded. Second of all, I'm not sure what he thinks with, but it most likely isn't his 2 brain cells (remind you of some guys you know?). Third, there is the small matter of his blaze. Or more to the point, his puddle of a star followed by a long squiggly thread.

          Yes, I call him "spermhead".
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          Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.

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          • #6
            Well, I call Gotta a whole lot of different things, but the name that really stuck was "Goofball." He is now referred to by either name.

            (There was also Lollipop, but he got that deliberately- my trainer kept calling him a dumb-dumb, so I called him Lollipop as in Dum-Dum, so he wouldn't feel AS insulted. He's very sensitive, you know. )
            "I'm not always sarcastic. Sometimes I'm asleep." - Harry Dresden

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            • #7
              Goofball was a nick name that suck for an OTTB that I recently sold.

              Sauce stuck for my 2004 trakehner filly. When she was about a week old she was being saucy and trying to play with me while I fed mom and from then on Keira's nick name has been 'Sauce'. She's such sweet and quiet filly, the nick name doesnt really suit her any more.

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              • #8
                DMK - I can't see the pic. I wanna see Spermhead!

                I call Jack "Jockobazzi" (I don't even know how to spell it ). It's from that old wine commercial where they yell, "Ciao! Jockobazzi!" It has also morphed into "Bazziboy".

                For Abe, I can't believe I'm admitting to this, but tonight in the barn you could have caught me singing "Ooo Abey Baby! B-Abey Baby! Ooo Abey Baby! B-Abey Baby!" My variation of the old Salt-n-Pepa song "Push it". This is what Abe did -
                I would like to think I will die an heroic death...

                But it's more likely I'll trip over my dog and choke on a spoonful of frosting.

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                • #9
                  My horse is named Moseby. My neice must have heard "Roast Beef" . It has stuck. I call him Roast Beef. It's fitting somehow.

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                  • #10
                    I always refer to my horse as my "moose"

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                    • #11
                      fessy - it's there now - had to resize it!
                      Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.

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                      • #12
                        There is a funny woman at my barn who calls every horse (insert barn name)-a-loo. It is contagious! Star-a-loo, Rose-a-loo, Pete-a-loo... (those are my horse's names)... I can't STOP IT! I JUST KEEP CALLING THEM THAT!

                        My trainer doesn't have pet names for her horses, but after spending some time down south with a BNT (who happens to be coupled with my good friend's older sister) she babytalks incessantly. I don't know what happened to her while she was there. They corrupted her. BNT and girlfriend babytalk to their horses all the time too. Oh well my mare seems to find it comforting, when trainer and BNT come to town she gets all gooey eyed.

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                        • #13
                          LOL, DMK, after seeing what you do to poor Rivers, I no longer feel so bad about calling my sweet mare "Pigglet" She's constantly certain she's starving and I can assure you as the one doing the heave-ho routine when tightening the girth, she's not!

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                          • #14
                            Boober Doober, its what his former owner called him, lol
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                            The rider has to learn how to become a rider.
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                            • #15
                              Jen22's mare's registered name is "Mighty Bar Gem" Depending on her behavior we have taken to calling her "Snotty Bar Gem" or "Pretty Bar Gem"...she has also been referred to as "the lumberwagon" but more often than any other name, we call her "the Dairy Queen"

                              The BO once referred to Rosina as Rosario, as in the Rosario from Will and Grace and it has stuck...we have also gotten in the habit of calling her Ro-Ro or Ro

                              People who did not know Aero referred to him as Arrow.....drove us both insane
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                              • #16
                                I have a TB thats reg. name is Policy to Hurry, but his barn name has always been Happy. Well, oneday the name 'Party Boy' popped out of my mouth, and it's stuck. So, while i still call him Happy 50% of the time, the other half he is a Party Boy.

                                I also have a Percheron yearling that is black with a big round star on her head. I started calling her Tasty Kake for no apparent reason.
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                                • #17
                                  <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by horse_poor:


                                  People who did not know Aero referred to him as Arrow.....drove us both insane <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                  I thought that was how to pronounce his name. So how does his name sound?

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                                  • #18
                                    Madison, you act like I was the ONLY one to ever jog my horse in figure eights around the Chateau Elan stabling area...
                                    Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.

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                                    • #19
                                      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Karosel:
                                      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by horse_poor:


                                      People who did not know Aero referred to him as Arrow.....drove us both insane <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                      I thought that was how to pronounce his name. So how does his name sound? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                      Just how it sounds...say arrow outloud then say Aero (as in aerodynamic) out loud...there is a slight flucuation, and 10 times out of 10 if someone pronounced it Arrow, they would write it down as Arrow. just a small detail, but one that is noticeable, to me anyway-- I notice a difference when I say--but maybe its just me--seems like there is more stress on Ae part....
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                                      • #20
                                        My horse's barn name is Storm, (I know, original &gt;reefer to screen name) but anyway, I hate when people try and change his, I don't know, it just drives me nuts!! Well, one day, a friend just started calling him "Stormin Normin" and it caught on with the whole barn. UGHHH!! I have changed barns twice, and of course, people STILL call him that!!!!
                                        If you really think about it, what can you blame on a horse?

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